Nursery Cryme


Nursery Cryme (English for example: " Nursery Crime" ) is the third studio album by British rock band Genesis. It was released in November 1971. Nursery Cryme is the first album in the first main cast of Genesis with Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins.


The title is a play on words from Nursery Rhyme ( nursery rhyme or children's song ) and Crime ( Crime ) and refers to the story of the song The Musical Box, in the text of the first verse of the popular English nursery rhyme " Old King Cole " is included. Harold the Barrel, a sarcastic song about the attempts to dissuade a suicide of his plan, however, established a tradition of the band to write subversive and betextete with black humor songs with socially critical content.

Nursery Cryme is considered the first peak of the progressive rock phase of Genesis. With The Musical Box and The Fountain of Salmacis two pieces are included on the album, which are among the most popular songs of the band among fans and similar musical releasing their second album the most. On the other hand, can be found on the album still partially recourse to the previous albums, such as the ballad reminiscent of Trespass Seven Stones.

Title list

All tracks were written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford.


Album: (UK # 39)


  • Peter Gabriel - vocals, flute, percussion
  • Tony Banks - organ, mellotron, piano, 12-string guitar, vocals
  • Mike Rutherford - bass guitar, bass pedals, 12-string guitar, vocals
  • Steve Hackett - electric guitar, 12 - string guitar
  • Phil Collins - drums, percussion, vocals